This book highlights the potential and scope of green chemistry for clean and sustainable development. Covering the basics, the book introduces readers to the need and the many applications and benefits and advantages of environmentally friendly chemical practice and application in industry. The book addresses such topics as ecologically safe products, catalysts and solvents, conditions needed to produce such products, types of chemical processes that are conducive to green chemistry, and much more.
Table of Contents
Benign Starting Materials
Ionic Liquids: Promising Solvent
Other Green Solvents
Photocatalysis: An Emerging Technology
Sonochemistry: A Pollution Free Pathway
Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis: A Need of the Day
Some Green Manufacturing Processes
Suresh C. Ameta is Professor and Director of the Department of Chemistry at Pacific College of Basic & Applied Sciences, PAHER University in Debari, India. He has about 40 years experience of teaching and research. He has published about 400 research papers to his credit and guided successfully 70 students for their PhD theses. Professor Ameta has received many awards, including the Life Time Achievement Award from the Indian Chemical Society in 2011.
Rakshit Ameta, PhD, is currently Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Pacific College of Basic & Applied Sciences, PAHER University in Debari, India. He has about 7 years of experience in teaching and research. He has published more than 30 research papers and at present is guiding five research students for their PhD theses. He is an elected member of the executive councils of Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata, and Indian Council of Chemists, Agra.
"The importance of becoming a ‘green society’ is now well established within and outside the scientific community. . . This book is suited to advanced chemistry majors and practitioners; it has numerous detailed illustrations of organic transformations and emphasizes specific green processes and techniques, and ways specific named reactions can be more eco-friendly. The topics range from well-established industrial methods (e.g., sonochemistry and microwave-assisted chemistry) but not yet commonly employed. Overall, this interesting read highlights the rapid progress of green chemistry."
—P. G. Heiden, Michigan Technological University, in CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, June 2014